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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Cell & Developmental Biology. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.

  • 05.30.2023

    Using zebrafish models, investigators have discovered that MAP4K4 genetic variants cause neurodevelopmental delays and other physical abnormalities, demonstrating a potential therapeutic target for treating the disorder in humans, according to findings published in Science Advances. 

  • 04.25.2023

    We are sad to report that Arthur Veis, Professor Emeritus, died on Sunday, April 24, 2023. He was born in 1925, served in the US Navy in WW II, and enrolled in the Chemistry Department at Northwestern, where he earned a PhD with Irving Klotz in 1949. Dr. Veis was a valued member of our Department from 160 to 1998. He is survived by his three children: Judith, Deb and Sharon.

  • 03.15.2023

    Northwestern Medicine scientists have uncovered a mechanism by which exercise activates metabolic benefits in the body, according to a new study published in Cell Metabolism.

  • 01.31.2023

    Northwestern University professors Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, Murali Prakriya, PhD, Linda A. Teplin, PhD and Teri W. Odom, PhD, have been selected as 2022 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general scientific society in the world.

  • 12.14.2022

    Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified pathogenic variants in two genes linked to microcephaly and other neurodevelopmental disorders in children, according to a recent study published in Nature Communications.

  • 11.28.2022

    At Feinberg, scientists are pursuing synthetic biology research to address the health challenges and diseases that humans face.

  • 10.28.2022

    The Kimberly Querrey Summer Research Program combines intensive, hands-on biomedical research training with academic and professional development opportunities to support the next generation of scientists.

  • 10.12.2022

    Styliani (Stella) Markoulaki, PhD, has been named the new director of the Transgenic and Targeted Mutagenesis Laboratory.

  • 08.30.2022

    August 17th marked one-year since esteemed friend, colleague and scientist James R. "Jim" Bartles, PhD, passed away.

    Jim’s early research focused on membrane polarity, leading to the identification of a novel actin binding protein family, which he named espin. A pioneer in understanding mechanosensation in the inner ear and field of audiology, he devoted his career to demonstrating the importance of espins in the bundling of F-actin in the stereocilia of mouse hair cells and its relevance to normal hearing and in deafness.

    Jim’s contributions to the field and legacy live on through his research and scientific scholarship. A recent study with contributions from our late colleague Jim, published in the journal Cytoskeleton, is shared here.

  • 08.02.2022

    Investigators identified a molecular “brake” that can reduce the activation of damaging cells known to cause primary graft dysfunction — a leading culprit in lung transplant failure.

  • 08.01.2022

    Cell and Developmental Biology is a field that's integral to finding new therapies for a wide variety of diseases. At Feinberg, Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, a vascular biologist, leads the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology as chair. In this episode, she talks about her research and the future of cell-based treatments for diseases.  

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